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Willie Nile

May 26th 2018 @ The Linda WAMC's Performing Arts Studio

Albany, NY
I Was There
About Willie Nile
Genres:
Rock, Folk, Classic Rock, Singer/songwriter
Saturday, May 26th, 2018
8:00 PM
The Linda WAMC's Performing Arts Studio
339 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
The New York Times called Willie Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” His album “Streets Of New York” was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by UNCUT magazine. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album of the year.”
Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises. His album, American Ride, won “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Independent Music Awards. It appeared on over one hundred year-end Top Ten lists for 2013 and Bono called it, “One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America.”
In November 2014 he released an album of piano-based songs, If I Was A River, to universal critical acclaim. “One of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the past thirty years” said The New Yorker. No Depression raved “Willie Nile’s artistic renaissance continues unabated.” His 2016 album World War Willie appeared on numerous year end top ten lists as did hid his live shows. As American Songwriter said "Nile cranks up the volume and tears into these tunes with the same hunger, passion and exuberance he displays in his legendary sweat-soaked shows." World War Willie was voted “Album Of The Year” by Twangville Magazine and the song Forever Wild was named “Coolest Song In The World” by Little Steven’s Underground Garage. Willie has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame says: “His live performances are legendary.” In the summer of 2017 Willie Nile released his 11th studio album Positively Bob – Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan to rave reviews. He is currently bringing his electrifying live show to audiences worldwide.

"Better than most performers have to offer by far." -- Rolling Stone
“Clash/Social Distortion meets Pete Seeger…a true master songwriter!” – Hits
“Willie’s so good I can’t believe he’s not from New Jersey!” – Little Steven
“Crossing the power of the Clash with the social consciousness of Woody Guthrie…he’s stronger than ever!” – The Morton Report
“Wllie Nile is a great artist. If there was any justice in this world, I’d be opening up for him instead of him for me.” Lucinda Williams
The epitome of real, true American rock ’n’ roll!” – Pop Matters
“He’s a rocker’s rocker, protégé of the famous.” -- USA Today
“A man who embodies the true spirit of rock n’ roll.” - London Times
“RIVETING!...Springsteen, Mellencamp, Van Morrison…Willie Nile has earned his standing in that esteemed company! – Blurt
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About Willie Nile
Genres:
Rock, Folk, Classic Rock, Singer/songwriter
Live Photos of Willie Nile
Fan Live Reviews
Kim
Philadelphia, PA@
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
February 11th 2017
Willie Nile and his band always deliver. Call the insurance company...that roof is gone!
Andrew
New York, NY@
Brooklyn Bowl
January 15th 2017
Willie always puts on a great show. Tons of energy, great stage presence, amazing guitar playing (him and the band), and just an all out good time. He appreciates his fans and always delivers.
Luseana
New York, NY@
The Cutting Room
January 3rd 2017
Willie always brings it.
Bernie
Vienna, VA@
Jammin Java
June 6th 2015
Awesome high-energy entertainment !
David
Leicester, United Kingdom@
The Musician
November 20th 2014
great show from an artist who always gives his all !